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It has been a minute since I’ve seen Elise Neal around–on TV and on the red carpet–so I was excited to see her stepping out this past weekend for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Now, as for being excited or inspired by her outfit, we’ll leave that up to you to determine.

While some went for major ballgowns and others picked out pretty cocktail dresses, Neal went for something in between with this red dress that showed off an angled red skirt. The red dress was covered in a lot of bright beading and sequins that hugged her figure very nicely. To accent the spaghetti strapped dress, she showed off shiny tan closed-toe heels (which were on display thanks to the open angled skirt) and a scalloped clutch that matched the shoes. Her jewelry was minimal, while the hair was very conservative. She went for bangs and a tucked under roll atop the crown of her hair. The makeup was fab, and so was the glistening skin.

Let’s keep it 100: this outfit is a mess. Instead of a red carpet worthy ensemble, this dress reminds me of something my sister and her classmates were wearing to prom way back in the day. The back of the dress isn’t soooo bad though. But while a little sparkle never hurts, all the sparkle, beads and the designs they made on top of that randomly angled skirt were just way over the top. And something even more over the top might have been the hair–but in actuality, that might be what makes the whole ensemble match (a matching over the top mess). She looks amazing underneath all the mess, but next red carpet, we hope she tones it down a little. Okay, I’m kidding, we hope she tones it down a lot. But what do you think?

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